B Jeymohan
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B Jeyamohan is a noted writer of contemporary Malayalam-Tamil literature. He has written more than 120 books in Tamil. It includes novels, stories, plays, literary criticisms, Vedantha, history, culture, politics, biographies and children’s literature. He was born at Kanyakumari District of Tamil Nadu. His mother tongue is Malayalam.

He entered the Tamil literary filed in the 90s by making his mark in the post-modern literature. His critically acclaimed work Vishnupuram, is a quest through various schools of Indian philosophy and mythology. Influences of Leo Tolstoy and Gandhiji are evident in his works. Kotravai, the re-narration of the Kannagi epic, is regarded as his best-ever work. In 2014, Jeyamohan began writing Venmurasu, a re-narration of the Indian epic Mahabharata.  

Books

Rubber

Vishnupuram

Pin Thodarum Nizhalin Kural

Kanyakumari

Kaadu

Eazhaam Ulagam

Iravu

Film screenwriting

Kasthuri Maan

Naan Kadavul

Angadi Theru

Neerparavai

Kadal

6 Mezhuguvarthigal

Kaaviya Thalaivan

Papanasam

Enthiran 2.0

Ozhimuri

Kaanchi

One by Two

Awards

Akilan Memorial Prize (1990)

Katha Samman (1992)

Sanskriti Sammaan (1994)

Paavalar Virudhu Award

 

Sessions

February 4

Time: 11.30 AM-12.15 PM

Venue: Palace Venue

Title: Mahabharatha: How politically relevant is reinterpreting characters in contemporary light?